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Denso Expands Aftertreatment Products to Light- and Medium-Duty Vehicles

Denso announced it has expanded its PowerEdge diesel aftertreatment products line to include light- and medium-duty trucks and vans.

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Final VW Diesel Modification Approved

Volkswagen has gained approval from air regulators of the final modification plan for the remaining vehicles that contain software designed to defeat emissions tests, the California Air Resources Board has announced.

States Invest VW Diesel Settlement in Clean Vehicle Technology

Millions of dollars in settlements from the VW diesel emissions cheating scandal will be made available for clean vehicle technology in California and Connecticut.

German Cities Can Ban Diesel Vehicles

The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig, Germany, said Stuttgart and Düsseldorf could ban older, more pollutant diesel cars in a ruling that would allow the cities authority to implement limited bans that would prevent some cars from driving into the city center.

French Probe FCA Diesel Emissions Tests

The French investigation into FCA diesel emissions testing procedures opened on March 15, 2017. Following Volkswagen's admission in 2015 of cheating on U.S. diesel emission tests, several European countries launched their own tests on vehicle emissions.

First German Fleet Sues VW Over Diesel Emission Scandal

Fish distributor Deutsche See is suing Volkswagen for misrepresenting fleet vehicles it leased as environmentally friendly. It is the first major German fleet customer to sue VW over the diesel-testing scandal. Deutsche See leases approximately 500 vehicles from Volkswagen.

Euro 6 Diesel Cars Have Double Pollutants Than Trucks

In Europe, the average amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx) present in exhaust emissions from modern diesel passenger cars is more than double the levels from modern trucks and buses.

South Africa Fleets Look to Clean up Diesel Emissions

Nearly 8,000 diesel vehicles were tested for dark smoke emissions in a 12-month period, with 68 failures and fines issued totaling just under R30,000 (US$2,080), the City of Cape Town, according to a report by ENCA.

Delhi Diesel Ban May Not Improve Air Quality

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning diesel vehicle registrations in Delhi may impact India's investment reputation but not substantially improve the city's smog-filled air.

VW Names CEO, Restructures North American Unit

Volkswagen has appointed Matthias Muller, the chairman of Porsche AG, as its new chief executive to replace the departed Martin Winterkorn, and will restructure its North American operations in the wake of a scandal over diesel emissions.